If there’s one job on the farm that everyone fights to have, it’s certainly not picking rocks. It’s a dirty, time-consuming task that never seems to end, and no matter how attentive the operator of the pull-type (or walk-type) picker, there will always be rocks left in the field.
Though the Flexxifinger ‘Quicker Picker’ doesn’t guarantee higher quantities of rocks picked, it might encourage some interest in the job.
The first rotary rock picker, the Quicker Picker attaches to the front of skid loaders with at least 60 horsepower. It comes in 400 and 800 models. Carrying up to 900 lbs of rocks, the 400 model boasts a 36″ drum length and 30″ diameter. Unsurprisingly, the 800 model offers increases to both size and weight capacity, holding up to 2000 lbs and offering a 48″ drum length and 36″ diameter.
In this episode of the TechTour, Shaun Haney and Flexxifinger’s Denis Langford discuss some of the rock picker’s qualities, explaining how it works and reminding everyone to check out the TechTour contest.
Flexxifinger is based in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan.